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March 04, 2010

Ed Case to File for Congressional Race

Ed Case will officially file papers today, (Thursday, March 4, 2010) for re-election to the U. S. House of Representatives in the upcoming May 22nd special election. Case is expected to file at 2 p.m. at the Hawaii Office of Elections in Pearl City and will be joined by his wife, Audrey, and supporters. Case served Hawaii... Read more »
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January 05, 2010

OHA To Host TV Specials On Akaka Bill

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs will host two live television specials this month focusing on the “Akaka Bill” more formally known as the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009. OHA hopes to use the airings as a way to better inform the public about the measure that is now before the U.S. Senate and... Read more »
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January 05, 2010

Abercrombie To Leave Congress On Feb 28 To Focus On Gubernatorial Bid

U.S. Congressman Neil Abercrombie will leave his post in Washington on February 28th to focus on his run for Hawaii governor.  The 71-year-old lawmaker is resigning after serving 19 years in Congress.  He said the departure date will enable state elections officials to plan for a timely and cost-effective special election for his First Congressional... Read more »
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October 29, 2009

Honouliuli Internment Camp Study Among Items in Proposed Bill

The U.S. House passed an Interior Appropriations bill that helps to secure $12.3 million for six Hawaii projects.  Congresswoman Mazie Hirono lobbied for the inclusion of the projects that at aimed at enhancing wildlife habitat, combating invasive species, protection island waters, and preserving historical sites. Another highlight of the bill was the inclusion by Senator... Read more »
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July 09, 2009

$16.2 MILLION SECURED FOR HAWAII AGRICULTURE PROJECTS

More than $1.8 million dollars was secured for continued funding of the Upcountry Maui Watershed project.  The funds are part of a larger $16.2 million appropriation included in an agriculture bill that passed out of the U.S. House today.  The Upcountry watershed supplies irrigation to farmers and ranchers in Upper Kula through a dedicated distribution... Read more »
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January 13, 2009

BILL WOULD ESTABLISH MEMORIAL FOR KALAUPAPA PATIENTS

Thousands of former Hansen Disease patients buried in the remote Kalaupapa Peninsula on Molokai, could finally get a memorial in their honor.  Although the Kalaupapa Memorial Act passed in the U.S. House last year, it did not pass the Senate prior to the conclusion of the 110th Congress.  It has since been reintroduced in the... Read more »
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